Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Project Nurgle - Plaguebearers part 3

And just when everything was going so well!

I've had a dodgy shoulder since I injured it in the gym seventeen years ago (believe it or not I used to be a fitness freak with a six pack & pecks). Last week it went again and my Doctor thinks I've torn the ligaments. Now I'm waiting for physopherapy and a scan. 

Fingers crossed I seem to be recovering much faster than last time and have regained a fair bit of movement in my arm. My shoulder has improved at such a remarkable speed it makes me feel like a fraud, but I'm not complaining. I had a week where I couldn't paint and that was quite enough! 

I thought I'd take the opportunity to catch up on my postings so here are some pics of the first two plaguebearers to be completed. I'd made a good start on number three before my shoulder stopped me from painting and there are a couple more at the early prep stage. I need to sort out a hero, musician and standard bearer but my ideas are coming together so they are (sort of) in hand. I've a few bits & bobs on order for the base and a good supply of heather roots picked up in Cyprus this summer so my plans for a corrupted forest setting are also coming together.

I'm very pleased with how these are turning out but I've been painting Nurgle minis for a year now and the novelty is wearing a bit thin! I've decided to take a bit of a break from the plague bearers before I become sick of the sight of them. I'm going to work on something completely different for a while (although it will be green). Then I can return to 'project nurgle' with renewed enthusiasm. 


  1. Having admired your Nurgle stuff before, it is no surprise to me that your plaguebearers continue the trend of disgustingly beautiful paint jobs. I'm nauseated by both the quality and the subject matter, in the best way!

  2. As usual, outstanding work thus far, these nasty Nurgle troops should look award-winning once done! Great effects with those tiny beads, bughead looks to have quite a horrid infection in that belly wound! Keep up the excellent work and hope you're feeling better!

  3. I love them, just amazing!

    Could you maybe tell us how you painted the greens? Which paints and such?

    1. I'm putting together a step-by-step for how I painted the Plaguebearers. Part 1 will be out later this week.

    2. Amazing! I can't wait to start painting my own like this!